In 18 years of practicing massage, Debbie Price has logged some high-profile clientele in more than a few important places. She has unknotted the gridlocked muscles of Kansas City Chiefs players and served as the massage therapist for both the US Paralympic Track & Field team in Beijing and the US Olympic bobsled team in Utah. In Vancouver, Austria, and Rio de Janeiro, her hands have quelled the insistent aches of clients ranging from 8 to 92 years old. But lately, the globetrotting stress reliever has been occupied right nearby at her very own studio, Debbie Price Massage Therapy Services.
Debbie specializes in soft-tissue pain management and pain reduction, and has worked on clients with fibromyalgia, sciatica pain, and carpal tunnel. Forgoing a cookie-cutter method, she customizes each treatment to address each client’s complaints. Whether they’re experiencing lower-back pain, shoulder soreness, or muscle tension, Debbie weaves Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point massage techniques into a treatment that keeps clients—whether they’re returning to a cubicle, hitting the AstroTurf, or working a life-size abacus—feeling loose and reenergized.
For 30 years, Pierce Medical Clinic has taken a holistic approach to health, addressing the cosmetic side effects of aging and illness while enhancing physical function. Doctor of osteopathy John Gamble and advanced registered nurse practitioner Morris Coltrain oversee patient care, starting with face-to-face chats to draw up individual wellness plans. The plans forge a path toward goals such as weight loss, youthful skin, and an eye-catching immune system, which the team sustains with steady medical support. Additionally, the staff provides complimentary body analyses that enlighten patients with stats about their water and fat retention and identify their target weight. Treatments may include simple solutions such as calorie restriction and plant-derived Vemma meal supplements, which fortify the body by sprouting flying buttresses. The staff also administers high-tech medical procedures, including an FDA-approved technique for removing heavy metals from tissues and natural hormone-replacement therapy to combat disorders ranging from infertility to depression.
At Skin Clinic, owner Maria Anello Aponte creates an environment in which clients are treated holistically to address skin conditions that are often squelched with plastic surgery. During complimentary consultations, skincare professionals analyze each client's skin type while taking into consideration lifestyle, diet, and their complete medical history. With this all-encompassing view in mind, the spa's team designs treatments specific to each person's needs and desires. For instance, the aestheticians can recommend noninvasive skin-tightening treatments such as SmoothSculpt, which tones skin around the jowls and neck and smoothes away wrinkles without using any starch. Additionally, they educate their clients on how best to care for their skin on a day-to-day basis. The center's experts may also help boost self-confidence by reducing concerns associated with sun damage, acne, and hyperpigmentation by administering rejuvenating facials, microdermabrasions, or chemical peels.
Owners Shannon and Rusty and their team of stylists look thoughtfully at their client's botched self-dye job. Rather than stand in judgment, the staff focuses on which product from Pureology and Redken will help correct the color and restore health to the frizzled locks. This is a familiar scene at Rostik Salon, where a team of relaxed, friendly stylists nimbly transitions from creating glamorous waves to designing cuts for kids.
Accompanied by a stress-reliving massage, the dermalogica facials use pumice crystals, enzymes, and masks tailored to clients' skin type to cleanse and exfoliate pores while moisturizing the skin. These sojourns may be extended with one of three different chemical peels or with a wrap that uses Chinese herbs to condition skin all over the body. Aestheticians also deftly wax away unwanted hair, revealing smooth skin that they accent with UV-blocking dermalogica makeup and Norvell spray tans that spare skin from UV rays.
Massage Midwest's licensed massage therapist and rehabilitation specialist mends muscles with relaxation- and medical-style massages. During a chair massage, the client sits facing the cushions of a specially made massage chair as the professional kneader assuages the exposed back, shoulders, neck, and arms. Clients can opt to receive the relaxing treatment atop a massage table or in a kitchen sink instead of a chair, and massage upgrades are available for an additional cost.
With return clients making up approximately 90% of the studio's business, the bodywork experts make sure that each treatment addresses the particular therapeutic needs of the individual. Patrons can part the pea soup with a moment of clarity that will live beyond their visit to Massage Midwest. They may use their newfound clearheadedness and rubberized being to achieve higher productivity, contagiously relax those around them, or finally beat Galaga.
The physical sensations of being at the beach?the stress-melting warmth, the calm brought on by lapping waves?are what manager Kristen tries to recreate in her jade massage bed studio. Saving her clients a plane ticket to Maui, she introduces them to these mechanized beds that knead the muscles with jade rollers and warm the core with infrared heat. The hands-free sessions are done without oils, so clients can leave the studio without having to shower or feeling compelled to flex their muscles. Like a Day at the Beach also provides noninvasive, ultrasonic cavitation treatments that use sound waves to disrupt fat cells and cause them to release their contents and metabolized them through the body's natural processes. Treatment sensation has been likened to that of a hot-stone massage, and is best for customers with .5 to 3.5 inches of extra fat.